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netBloc Vol. 12: Anaxagoras


Published February 24, 2008
Topics rock, electronic, pop, indie


This was a release that I hoped to have ready in time for the holidays and was to be a holiday gift. Things didn’t fall into place as quickly as I had originally hoped, so here you have it now, a couple months late. What you’ll find with this one is a “concept” album. At least a concept in as much as a compilation can be a concept. There’s an overlying theme... that of the Moon. There’s a loosely tied narrative that is held together through the use of public domain texts, video and Creative Commons licensed music. There’s also a purpose... to explore the need for a Public Domain and the importance of Creative Commons licensing. We also have a guest artist providing the terrific illustrations for this release. My good friend Rob Pitt (twenty3x.com), who I attended Maine College of Art with, has been gracious enough to donate his time and talent. He provided some wonderful illustrations that captured exactly what I was visually shooting for with the release. He also agreed to license his illustrations under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share alike license which allows for derivative works. You’ll find these source illustrations in a separate zip file on the release page. Be sure to read the included text file specific license information. Also check the first blocSonic netBloc video for Fortyone’s They're on the Moon Right Now.


1 - 01 - SmoKing AFter - Maree Lunaire
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - 02 - Georgia - I Don't Want To Live On The Moon
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - 03 - Goo Goo Cluster - Cadillac Moon
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - 04 - Fortyone - They're On The Moon Right Now
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - 05 - Staiff featuring Klub - Dancing on the Moon
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - 06 - MC Jack in the Box - Caught by the Hard Moonlight
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - 07 - PeerGynt Lobogris - Luna de Invierno
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - 08 - Hans Appelqvist - Full the Moon
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - 09 - Haine Brigade - Pleine Lune
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - 10 - Josh Woodward - Shadows In The Moonlight
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Run time 37:18

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]

Reviews

Reviewer: chef de la cuisine - - February 26, 2008
Subject: absolutely fantastic
absolutely fantastic release. beautiful music accompanied by very nice liner notes and texts and poems. highly recommended!
Reviewer: Biotic - - February 24, 2008
Subject: Smoking release from BlocSonic
Number 12! Can't believe it is 12 now.

This is another great compilation from the compilation netlabel, BlocSonic. There are few better ways to quickly come up to speed on the contemporary netlabel scene than enjoying the tremendous variety presented in these volumes. Oh, and Michael, I love the theme.
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